Black-eyed Bean and Spinach Salad ( mavromatika )

Black-eyed peas are wonderful as a soup but you may discover after trying this recipe equally enjoyable as a salad. This recipe is a vegans delight but you may want to know it is a mediterranean staple during the summer. I use dried black-eyed beans soaked in water for 1 to 2 hours. Once they…

Healthy Salt & Pepper Prawn and Calamari Salad ( Shrimp and Squid )

Whip up this Australian favourite at your next barbeque or perfect for entertaining your guests in the summer months. Refreshing and healthy, lightly marinated can be cooked on a barbeque or hot plate without deep frying. Have eaten numerous versions of this salad during Australia’s hot summer months and have never grown tired of it….

Traditional Fasolada or White Bean Stew

What is better than a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food on a winters night? Pulses and lentils are a staple of the traditional Mediterranean diet. Fasolada is a soup made of dried white beans, olive oil and vegetables. If you have not tried them they are so easy to use, economical…

Black-eyed bean stew

What is better than a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food on a winters night? Pulses and lentils are a staple of the traditional Mediterranean diet. Black-eyed beans are a versatile superfood associated with multiple health benefits. If you have not tried them they are so easy to use, economical and delicious…

Mediterranean Spelt & Kalamata Olive Bread

Here is one of my favourite home-made breads I have been making ever since I can remember. To me, it is a little more reminiscent to what traditional olive bread should look and taste like. I have many fond memories of living in a small village in Greece during some of my childhood years, some…

Family friendly Classic Beef Sausage Rolls

This is a super-easy homemade sausage roll recipe that will soon be a favourite for after-school, finger food or to serve as an interesting alternative to boring school sandwiches. The secret is the generous serving of parsley for that distinct fresh home made taste and sautรฉed garlic and onions for a moist and sweeter sausage…

Spinach and Feta Dip

This dip is so flavoursome and intensly fresh in taste. It is addictive without the hidden nasties of most dips. So, continue dipping to your hearts desire. Ingredients 40g English Spinach or young silverbeet leaves 3-4 leaves mint ( small quantity ) 1 tbspn lemon juice 1 tbspn pinenuts 2 tbspns olive oil 1/2 cup…

Chicken Spinach and Tomato Orzo ( Risoni )

A very hearty and satisfying pasta dish. This dish has brought much love to many Greek homes and is a favourite. The chicken is braised in the tomato for a pull apart chicken then he also is gently simmered in the tomato sauce. Cook Time 20 minutes in pressure cooker + 25 mins in medium…

Spanish Chicken with Chorizo

The Classic flavours of Spain are captured in this powerfully tasty dish, effortless to prepare and a healthy one dish meal the whole family will enjoy. To save this pin on Pinterest , click share then Pinterest on the top right hand side. Makes 4-6 serves Cooking Time 1 hour Ingredients 6 thigh fillets with…